Pictures of Paradise

by gringojj 39 Replies latest jw friends

  • gringojj
    gringojj

    My wife made a comment today about all the pictures of paradise and how none of them ever show the inside of a house. They are always the same pictures of people outside playing with lions and water in the background. Someone was talking in another post about how hard it is to make the simplest items. If they show the inside of a house. they have to show stuff inside. They cant show tv's, microwaves, refridges, just the most basic things. If they show them, then where did they come from? Kind of funny when you think about it, but it all makes sense.

  • chrissy
    chrissy

    lol, yes. because there will be no industrial business ie, appliance manufacturing going on. if there were factories in operation, that would require corporate entities. unless they were ran by the witness paradise dwellers and done so voluntarily. otherwise the new system still requires the existence of empire conglomerates...which of course are always corrupt;)

    so the very modern looking cul-de-sac esque houses are filled with what exactly? i guess no one cares to ask if there will be any kitchenaide mixers surviving the great tribulation. see its just a small sacrifice for paradise. ha.

  • prophecor
    prophecor

    One of my principle concerns is the people who are presented in picture, they all appear to be like ghost, the expressions on their faces all appear to be so out of touch with being human. Rather eerie looking.

  • Honesty
    Honesty

    No one would want to be in the JW paradise if they showed the inside of the house. No appliances, showers, toilets, refrigerator, TV, radio, computer. Wow, I can't wait to be bored out of my perfect mind in a perfect physical world being controlled nurtured by the elders of the Watchtower. What a crock.

  • jgnat
    jgnat

    I've always enjoyed this article, which talks about the compelling imagery that the Watchtower Society portrays. I am sure this is the pull for many people who join.

    http://www.unc.edu/~elliott/icon.html

    I've never had anyone get back to me if they enjoy this thread as much as I do, though. I think it goes a long way to explain the JW mindset. Do you think the Catholics are the only ones who have compelling icons?

    Main Entry: ico·nog·ra·phy
    Pronunciation: "I-k&-'nä-gr&-fE
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form(s): plural -phies
    Etymology: Medieval Latin iconographia, from Greek eikonographia sketch, description, from eikonographein to describe, from eikon- + graphein to write -- more at CARVE
    1 : pictorial material relating to or illustrating a subject
    2 : the traditional or conventional images or symbols associated with a subject and especially a religious or legendary subject
    3 : the imagery or symbolism of a work of art, an artist, or a body of art

    www.m-w.com

  • free2beme
    free2beme

    I always wanted to pet a Panda Bear!!!!!!!!

  • dabatgaly
    dabatgaly

    ther's plenty of enviromentaly friendly technology that could be used , we had a tv show that showed how to have hot water, electricity , refridgeration , all oil free , it was called the science shack.

    by the way what about all the lion , giraffe, elephant poo we'd be knee deep in it !!!

  • I quit!
    I quit!

    Like the late great Barbara G. Harrison said the Watchtowers idea of paradise looks like a Texas barbecue. The people pictured in the WT view of paradise look like they are being forced to have a good time whether they like it or not.

  • Ingenuous
    Ingenuous

    Funny you posted this. We're discussing similar things in "The World The JWs Detest..." thread.

  • Shania
    Shania

    I Quit, you make an excellent point, in watching a documentary on the concentrations camps of ww2, they would clean up the healthest looking Jews and put them in a picnic setting with music and plenty of food and tell them to smile and look happy-----------then they would have the german media film this fake setting then send the news reels around the world so everybody could see that all that bad nazi torture that the world was hearing was a LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hm sounds a little to similar to WT Paradise Propaganda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jstalin
    jstalin

    jgnat - I enjoyed that article. A couple of those pics I've never seen before. They made me laugh out loud here at the office. It amazes me that people look at that and say "Yes! I want to roll around in the fields with pandas!"

    Who defined that idea of paradise? I would be miserable. I hate fruit, I enjoy living in the city, and I love riding my motorcycle. Those pictures look closer to hell than paradise to me.

  • Leolaia
    Leolaia

    jgnat....I loved that article when I read it before. BTW, it is interesting that Islamic geometrical art is so compelling to look at and is motivated by an ideological aniconism (whereas kingdom halls draw on austerity as well); I wish kingdom halls had the visual beauty found in many mosques or churches...

    gringojj...Great observation! It is when you start noticing the things that are missing that you realize what is already there.

  • Legolas
    Legolas

    I remember some elders saying that there wouldn't be cars or airplanes and stuff!

    I asked well how can I travel then to see the world!

  • luna2
    luna2

    Sorry, legolas. You'll have to walk...like Jesus.

  • Legolas
    Legolas

    Yea....But I can't walk on water

  • Leolaia
    Leolaia

    Legolas...Don't worry! If you live forever on a paradise earth, you literally have all the time in the world to see everything, meet everyone who has ever lived, many times over, by walking as slowly as an inch a day. And you'll get to do this as many times as you can count! Sounds like fun? I also can't wait to eat my braised slow-roasted rotisserie chicken peach, my bloody rare barbequed pork apple, and my tasty smoked ribs watermellon. Yum!!

    Don't worry about walking on water. You can't die in the new world. So don't worry about drowning or dying from thirst. You'll get to doggie-paddle your way around the Pacific, and get a nice suntan at the same time too (and suntans are great! no cancer!)

  • Finally-Free
    Finally-Free
    I remember some elders saying that there wouldn't be cars or airplanes and stuff!

    I asked well how can I travel then to see the world!

    I see a tremendous income earning potential here. I'll start a horse, camel, elephant, and sea turtle rental business. You can see the world, and you'll have eternity to do it. Wanna buy a franchise? W

  • Legolas
    Legolas

    Phew! Thanks Leolaia...I was a bit worried there for a sec!

    When we are there maybe we can get the families(who's ever left) together and bbq a ham banana, and have some beer juice to drink!

  • Legolas
    Legolas

    Ok Finally I take the horse business!

  • startingover
    startingover

    Hey everybody! Are you forgetting you have to trust in Jehovah and he will supply your every need?

    That's the response I get when I bring this up, immediately followed by the head going back in the sand.

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